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Diablo IV
« on: Saturday, November 02, 2019, 06:25:52 AM »
PC Gamer - Some info on this Diablo IV game:
https://www.pcgamer.com/diablo-4-offline-mode/

Notes:
- No offline mode for D4
- You can play the game solo, but not offline.
- D4 has a shared open world (which is MMO-like)
- You can go into dungeons, group with friends, PvP, trade, etc.
- The game's a long while off from being finished (it's not "Blizzard soon")

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Re: Diablo IV
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, November 02, 2019, 06:28:39 AM »
Diablo IV - Cinematic Trailer:


Diablo IV - Gameplay Trailer:

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Re: Diablo IV
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, November 03, 2019, 11:29:08 PM »
The cinematic trailer was very impressive.

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Re: Diablo IV
« Reply #3 on: Monday, November 04, 2019, 05:38:15 PM »
PC Gamer - How Diablo 4's shared world works:
https://www.pcgamer.com/heres-how-diablo-4s-shared-world-works/

Notes:
-- Because the open world is shared, there are no game-wide difficulty levels. Hardcore (permadeath) mode was mentioned in yesterday's group interview, though.
-- Enemy levels scale so that friends can always play together, but some areas are meant to be more difficult than others, so players can seek out more or less challenge depending on where they go.
-- Scaling won't stop you from becoming more powerful by finding better gear, says Joe Shely (Lead Designer of Diablo 4).
-- Dungeons are private for solo or partied players. It's only in the open world where you'll encounter the public.
-- When entering a dungeon, you can select difficulty options "with great granularity."
-- Areas "relevant to the campaign" are private to you or your party when you first enter. That can change later on, with the world generally changing according to your progression in the campaign.
-- To maintain the sense that you're an embattled hero in a desolated environment, player populations will change depending on what part of the world you're in. Towns will be the most populous. As you adventure deeper into the wastes, however, you'll encounter other players less frequently. No word on specific numbers.
-- World events will call players together to fight as a group, but there's no word on specific player counts for those, either.
-- Shely says it's important to have a variety of endgame activities. One of them is "keyed dungeons." You acquire keys, and then use them to turn a dungeon into an "endgame dungeon" which can be very difficult.
-- There are five regions, a day/night cycle, and dynamic weather. You can wander where you want, riding mounts to travel long distances.
-- There is no option to disable seeing other players or an offline mode, but you can solo the whole game if you never feel like grouping up.